Hochevar's wife gives birth to healthy baby girl

Hochevar's wife gives birth to healthy baby girl

Hochevar's wife gives birth to healthy baby girl

KANSAS CITY -- Luke Hochevar and his wife, Ashley, welcomed a healthy baby girl named Lucy Jane Hochevar on Sunday afternoon.

Hochevar was placed on paternity leave Sunday morning in anticipation of the birth, and Lucy was born at 1:16 p.m. CT, two pitches before Alex Gordon's leadoff home run. She weighed 8 pounds and 2 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long. She is the couple's second daughter, joining Lacey.

"Everybody did great," manager Ned Yost said. "Beautiful little girl."

Hochevar will take all three allotted days of paternity leave and rejoin the team on Wednesday in Minnesota. Left-hander Will Smith was recalled from Triple-A Omaha to add another arm to the bullpen in Hochevar's absence.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. Kathleen Gier is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.